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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Sorte in Tokyo, Japan by Junichi Sampei/A.L.X.

 
March 10th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

“Rebuilding from one to one”

Sorte has been built where there was once an old timber house. It has a good influence on  surrounding area by making the the outside approach a space of sharing.  Because the approach of five households the floor concentrates, it becomes a three-dimensional composition of the vertical direction of each unit.

 

Night View

  • Architect: Junichi Sampei/A.L.X.
  • Name of Project: Sorte
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Structral engineers: Kume Structural Research & Development Office
  • Photographer: Kouichi Torimura
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete Underground floor+4stories
  • Total floor area: 210.75m2
  • Completion date: 2008

Night View of Sorte

The architect thought that a three-dimensional composition becomes affluent space in the city. The area and the plan of all units are different. Which unit which part to the building has been stored is not understood from the outside and high privacy is secured. This is a result of considering that it is on the site where the detached house in the one-storied house was built originally.

If the building can be recognized as one target, it is not a subdivision from 1 unit to 5 units, and it becomes rebuilding in one object one object. And, the role of the site in the city in the building doesn’t change. The architect believes that such a three-dimensional house of terrace style becomes one method of raising the quality of living by constructing in a high density residential quarter in the center of a city.

Front View

Back View

Interior View

Hall

Interior View

Hall

Stairs

Hall

Interior View

Aerial View

Interior View

Stairs

Interior View

Interior View

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